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Data is data. But I will say this, I'm an engineer and you would be surprised how defensive other engineers get when data doesn't support their long held theories. People can get mad at Powell all they want but data is data, you can only argue the interpretation and conclusion but not the data itself.
2 months, 1 week ago on Matt Powell: The Sneaker Analyst We Deserve
Here we go with people not understanding pricing or economics. Nike could easily charge $80 for foams, or they only cost $5 to manufacturer? Really? If the only costs that go into running a business is manufacturing the product (forget sales, advertising, R&D, Logistics) then you should be buying Nike stock and not the sneakers. $5 cost and $200+ price tag , that would mean Nike is making 4000% (40 times) Return on Investment ... GTFOH ...
If only there were sneaker companies that produced their sneakers in the USA and charged reasonable prices, maybe all these "holier than though" sneakerheads would flock there in droves. Wait why aren't more people buying New Balance?
Based on what I can tell, Nike is appropriately priced, it sells because they have a pseudo monopoly because of Jordans and many of their popular designs are only available from them. You maximize profits on a monopoly by cutting supply in half and raising the price point for the most part (over simplification).
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Can We Please Stop Releasing Foamposites?
@SockandSole First thing I thought too ...
4 months, 1 week ago on Nike Air Max 1 FB Mercurial “Neo Lime”
Well if these are IDs, I much rather get the IDs lol. This is pretty dope ...
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike LeBron 11 “South Beach” ( More Images )
@deshawzn He owns his own store after years of being a regular guy with heat though. I respect him more than Perfect Pair (Casino owning millionaire) or any of the other sponsored athletes because he actually made his money from the sneaker game. That's not an easy thing to do.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on A “Sneak Peek” Inside Adam G. aka Soley Ghost’s Sneaker Collection
The air max lights are dope ...
5 months ago on Nike Air Max “Barefoot” Pack Preview
@txhood411 Baseball player. He was featured in one of the sneak peeks.
5 months, 1 week ago on Celebrity Sneaker Stalker
Yo Mark Walhberg looks small as hell ... Must be for a new role ...
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Celebrity Sneaker Stalker
I've never said this before and people can hate me if they want. If I get my hands on these it will be strictly to resell them lol.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Nike SB x Diamond Supply Co. Dunk High (New Images)
I hope they release these along with something else I would buy. These may be the "best" in the bunch but they are still wack. IMO of course.
6 months, 1 week ago on Air Jordan 12 “OVO” PE Another Look
Explain the appeal of any shoe or piece of clothing. You're entitled to not like them.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Celebrity Sneaker Stalker
@Trigga Tray I was going to write the exact same thing lol ...
7 months, 1 week ago on Air Jordan Retro Summer 2014 Releases
Crazy ... I wonder how difficult it is to collect in Mexico?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Community Collections: Edgar Garcia
@highfly23 I was just about to make a similar comment ... I can't stand how much this dude brags/boasts ... Can't really argue with his methods because it made him a millionaire, but I genuinely dislike this dude ...
11 months, 2 weeks ago on DJ Khaled Shares Look at Upcoming Air Jordans
@Neezy @Nick11 Sadly I bet he's serious lol ...
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Air Jordan 4 “Green Glow”
Those lady aqua 8s are the best white base 8s by far ...
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/06/08/11-womens-air-jordan-retros-that-men-want/
@Mr.CinderSix's lmao I didn't notice it until you said it haha
1 year, 1 month ago on Air Jordan V Retro “Fire Red” – 2006 vs. 2013 Comparison
@foxrepublican69 lol that's exactly what it is ...
1 year, 1 month ago on Nike LeBron 9 “What the 90s” by District Customs
@GeoKaiFrai This is probably one of the most ridiculous sneaker related comment I've ever seen lmao ...
@VladSneakerhead The cost of a sneaker isn't just material and labor. It also includes advertising, logistics and all kinds of overhead costs. Designers, account managers, web designers, supply chain engineers etc. I'm actually a manufacturing engineer and I've spent the last 3.5 years specifically in plastics, it's not as easy as people think but of course it is cheaper than leather ... That being said none of what you said adjusts for time including the fact that Jordan was nike's first mega star and I'm pretty sure they've learned a thing or two since then.
1 year, 1 month ago on Jordan Vs. LeBron Vs. Kobe: Who Sold More Signature Kicks?
@VladSneakerhead Adjusting for inflation I bet Jordans were pretty close to the same price as Lebron's sigs. May not hit as high but I bet they were damn close.
This may be one of the most informative articles I've ever seen on KOF. This entire list surprised me. Well not Jordan being number one lol but $2 billion, damn bruh. Can't believe those ugly ass Melos outsold KDs by that much. And cudos to Converse and the Chuck Taylors, that kind of staying power is serious, at this point all the know how, labor, raw materials and equipment must be tweaked to the point that their profit margin on that $450 million must be ridiculous.
Any chance we can get profit margin figures KOF?
lmao this is getting ridiculous ...
1 year, 1 month ago on Nike Air Force 1 Low “Weatherman”
@TonyBradley @SalahMalik @kutsum I don't think there is such a thing as an "official cw name". There is a name (Air Jordan V Retro), a cw (Black/New Emerald-Grape Ice-Black) and then there is the accepted nickname/street name (Looks like Black Grape is winning)
1 year, 1 month ago on June 2013 Sneaker Releases
These are dope and it doesn't look to hard to do ... I know what I'm doing with my 11 lows when they come out lol
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/05/16/air-jordan-11-low-space-jam-custom/
@Coup80 Well he also painted the midsole if these were BREDs to begin with. Your point is still valid though, he didn't do anything my 4 year old niece couldn't do. She's been staying in the lines for a while now ...
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/05/14/air-jordan-11-gold-brick-custom-for-joe-haden/
I'm glad the comments in here say what they say ... These are awful ... Kickasso should be embarrassed ....
@kicksonfire @blind3rs lmao gtfoh with that separation BS ... Dude got you all on this one ... No shame in fulfilling a need ... Resellers only exist because people buy from them ...
1 year, 2 months ago on 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Determine If You’re A Hypebeast
lmao at "are you one of these gentleman" ... Man I would be hurt if that was a pic of me but I would understand ...
Khaled really thought it was ok to be outside without a shirt on ... Rick Ross making cats think its ok to be proud of being out of shape I guess ...
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/05/09/celebrity-sneaker-stalker-5-9-2013/10/
I don't think the guys are wrong to be selling those kicks for $5000 - $10000 ... Something is worth whatever someone else is willing to pay for it and these are legitimately one of a kind kicks ... Especially if they weren't given to you in your size (Not sure if people got them in their size or not)
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/05/05/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-6/2/
What's good with Big Boi ... Is he having some kind of midlife crisis or some shit ...
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/05/02/celebrity-sneaker-stalker-5-2-2013/3/
It's already been said but I'll repeat it. Who thought the black grapes should be under ugly? Who approved the post? Now we are calling a pair of kicks ugly because of material? NK dropped the ball on this.
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/04/28/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-5/
Kudos for finally customizing a non basketball shoe ... But these are wac and they customized it into a basketball colorway ... Even worst ...
1 year, 2 months ago on Nike Roshe Run “Black Cement 3″ By JP Customs
These are crazy dope ...
1 year, 3 months ago on Nike LeBron 9 Elite “Big Bang-Alike” Customs by GourmetKickz
O shit it says $10,000 wow I thought I was reading it incorrectly ... Lol whatever works, he must know something everyone else doesn't ..
1 year, 4 months ago on Air Jordan IV “Fire Red Nubuck” – Available Early on eBay
Lmao new without box for $1000 ... C'mon son ...
@AlexZobel thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years timing basically ... Pretty much from the end of October through New Years you will see a bunch of "Holiday Releases"
1 year, 4 months ago on Air Jordan V “CP3″
@thurmoore @NOT_A_SNEAKERHEAD Right right ... You can make as many accounts as you want ... http://sneakernews.com/tag/nike-sb-dunk-low-concord/
That's the link to the sb dunk low 'concord' ... They are not the same as the space jams... Check out the "dark concord" color on the bottom ... Looks blue doesn't it? Eat a dick homie
1 year, 4 months ago on Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape” (New Images)
@NOT_A_SNEAKERHEAD @ballaj2001 but you did so clearly you're full of shit ... And what it was originally doesn't matter ... The black/white/dark concord are considered "concords" which is why the SBs of the same make up were being dubbed the same shit. So again the black and white is irrelevant its the dark concord color which is pretty much a blue that dictates the concord moniker ... So again what makes this colorway a potential one for the lame ass joke of being dubbed "concords" ... If you're not a sneaker head don't pretend to be one ...
@HenryLeung There are grapes that are concords fuckboy but "Concord" isn't just a grape (look up the definition) and in the sneaker world concord is blue ... Show me the "concord grape color" on the Air Jordan 11s dubbed "concords"? Like I said Lame ass joke ...
@HenryLeung Or maybe it was just a lame joke ... Aqua at least made sense ... So does grape ... Do you see any concord blue in these? Lame fucks laugh at lame jokes loser ...
@HenryLeung What's "concord" about it?
Why did they take pictures against a black background ... wtf ... Makes it almost impossible to see the details ...
1 year, 4 months ago on Air Jordan 8 “Playoffs” (2013 Retro)
Cmon man lol ... This dude is delusional ...
1 year, 4 months ago on 100+ Pair Sneaker Collection on eBay
lmao ... Glad I wasn't the only one that thought these were hideous as soon as I saw them
1 year, 4 months ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “South Beach” Customs by Sole Swap
"designer Jeremy Scott has found the perfect middle ground"
To each his/her own but seriously? "Perfect middle ground" in what world are these monstrosities an acceptable compromise. The originals were fine, this re-imagination is horrible.
1 year, 4 months ago on Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Mega Flex Sandal
South Beach and Galaxy are not timeless colorways ... Galaxy isn't even a colorway ... There are a ton of classic colorways that could have been included in this list instead of those two ...
1 year, 4 months ago on Top 30 Timeless Sneaker Colorways
I don't like or dislike them but they definitely did a clean ass job. These don't even look like customs. It's almost too perfect ...
1 year, 4 months ago on Nike LeBron 9 “Weatherman” Custom
@Nick_II_Quick Agreed ...
1 year, 5 months ago on Nike All-Star Battle: Area 72 vs. Galaxy